Spicy Whole Grain Crackers

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They make a perfect appetizer or go-to snack on busier days.

Although crackers are a popular go-to snack, standard fare can get a little bland and blah over time. With nothing to spruce them up, your taste buds might grow tired of the monotonous flavor and texture as you mindlessly munch away. This scrumptious recipe puts an irresistible new spin on crackers!

Here at SkinnyMs., we’ve bumped the snack up from ordinary to extraordinary, tossing in a few extra-zesty ingredients to give it some kick. A mouthwatering mixture of nutritious spices like smoked paprika, crushed red pepper flakes, and parsley flakes team up with vegetable oil and onions to form a flavor explosion. In addition to giving your taste buds a taste to remember, this dressing carries a bunch of health benefits you can feel good about! Red pepper flakes and paprika are loaded with vitamins and antibacterial properties. Research shows these spices can boost your metabolism and rev up your calorie-burning activity.

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Spicy Whole Grain Crackers

Take a chance on these spicy crackers that are perfect for a snack or appetizer.
Yield 8 people
Serving Size
Course Appetizer, Snack
Cuisine Universal


  • 2 sleeves whole-grain saltine crackers
  • 2/3 cup canola oil optional light extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • 2 teaspoons dehydrated onions
  • 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Add crackers to a one-gallon ziplock bag.
  • In a medium bowl, add remaining ingredients and whisk to combine. Pour oil mixture over crackers and seal ziplock bag to ensure it's completely closed. Turn bag gently to coat crackers with oil mixture. Make sure not to crush crackers.
  • Allow crackers to stay in the bag overnight and turn a few more times before serving.
  • Note: Recipe can easily be doubled, just be sure to equally divide crackers and oil mixture among two one-gallon size ziplock bags.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 166kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 104mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
Keywords dairy-free, Low-Carb, Vegetarian

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Gale Compton

Gale co-founded SkinnyMs. with a goal to provide women with delicious recipes, fitness routines, and ways to reach their ideal weight. Gale has been featured on the Today Show in which she won a cook off for the best Lasagna. Be sure to search for her winning recipe, Skinny Lasagna Rolls.

Guided by her firm belief in healthy eating and the power of exercise, Gale has written two cookbooks and several fitness ebooks. She earned her Fitness Training Certification from, National Exercise & Sports Trainers Association. Gale loves to run with her dog Maggie and has completed numerous half-marathons.

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  1. Spicy Whole Grain Crackers
    This cracker recipes was found in the Keto category of SkinnyMs.
    How can these crackers be keto friendly and have only one carb per serving? The recipe calls for saltines? One saltine has 4 carbs and the recipes calls for an entire sleeve (approx. 40 crackers).
    160 carbs in 8 crackers = 20 carbs in one cracker (no fiber added).

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